Overstreet, Harry and Bonaro


Overstreet, Harry and Bonaro, United States authors, husband and wife. Most of their books are discussions of various aspects of contemporary sociology, psychology, or philosophy in a popular vein. They include The Mind Alive (1954), The Mind Goes Forth (1956), and The F.B.I. in Our Open Society (1969).

(Allen) Overstreet (1875–1970) was born in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of California and Oxford University. After teaching philosophy at the University of California, he headed the philosophy department at the College of the City of New York from 1911 to 1939. He resigned to conduct the “Town Meeting of the Air” radio program. Among his books are Influencing Human Behavior (1925) and The Mature Mind (1949).

(Wilkinson) Overstreet (1902–1985), his second wife, was born in Geyserville, California, and graduated from the University of California. She was a teacher and poet when she married Harry Overstreet in 1932. She wrote The Poetic Way of Release (1931), Brave Enough for Life, (1941), and other books.

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